Thursday, July 18, 2013

Goodwill finds

Tody I found an adorable dress for an upcoming bridal shower along with some basic tips for $9 TOTAL. Just can't beat Goodwill. Also they are all surplus from target, so really they aren't even used. What are your favorite stores to bargain hunt? 

Mrs. Bargainhunter

Monday, July 8, 2013

Iced Coffee: from home!

I just need to share this recipe for iced coffee. It is the easiest, yummiest, and most affordable I've found! There's no denying, am a coffee girl. On these hot summer days there is nothing more refreshing than iced coffee in a mason jar (yes, the mason jar makes it taste better) So here it is! No more spending $3-4 a cup on something you can make at home for mere cents a cup! 

What you'll need:
2 cups water
1/2 cup instant coffee
1 cup sugar 
1 tsp vanilla

How you'll make it:
1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil
2. Remove from heat and add instant coffee, sugar, and vanilla until dissolved. 
3. Let cool and store in container in the fridge.
4. Whenever you get the craving pour a small amount of concentrate into a cup full of ice and fill the rest of the way with milk.

That's it! The trick is playing with the ratio to get the strength you like. I personally like filling the remainder of the cup with half water half milk so it's not quite as rich. Happy caffeination! 

Mrs. too thrifty for Starbucks